Six Exceptions to the Four-Year Rule for Overcharge Claims
In January 2014, the DHCR adopted amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code (RSC). Among the amendments were more exceptions made to the “four-year rule”—the four-year statute of limitations or time limit to initiate an overcharge complaint. Generally, the statute of limitations when examining an apartment’s rent history to determine an overcharge is four years. However, as a result of the amendments, there are now exceptions for certain situations where the legal rent history can be investigated even further back.